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100 Surreal Fashion Examples

From Gothic Doll-Like Captures to Futuristic Fairytale Editorials

— August 1, 2013 — Fashion
The fashion industry is continuously drawing inspiration from all aspects of life, but these surreal fashion examples are showcasing that designers are now looking above and beyond to references that are more futuristic and out of this world.

The concept of surrealism, which includes visual artwork that focuses on such aspects as fantasy and abstract concepts, is being incorporated into several haute couture fashion designs as a way to create a visually striking and impressive overall look. Infusing inventive designs such as oversized futuristic ensembles, fitted regal dresses and outlandishly cartoonish inspirations, these surreal fashion examples are giving audiences a taste of where the fashion industry seems to be heading.

Perfect for anyone who isn't shy about wearing ensembles that are bold, flamboyant and simply all-around unique, these surreal fashion examples will definitely add a whimsical touch to any wardrobe.

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Instrument-Accessorized Rock Runways
Instrument-Accessorized Rock Runways
The Philipp Plein 2013 S/S Collection is a Rock’n’
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Surreal Star-Infused Apparel
Surreal Star-Infused Apparel
This Print Design from Society 6 Blends Starry Skies and Smoke
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Tress-Embellished Garments
Tress-Embellished Garments
The Lilia Yip 'MirrorMasque' Collection Features Hairy Accents
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Animated Fashionbooks
Animated Fashionbooks
The Prada Fantasy Motionbook Showcases FW 2010 Styles
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Surreal Fashion Art Campaigns
Surreal Fashion Art Campaigns
Ignasi Monreal Graphic Illustration for Joyce S/S 2013 is Stunning
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Mid-Century Inspired Runways
Mid-Century Inspired Runways
The Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2013 Collection is an Ode to Alice
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Surreal Style Photoshoots
Surreal Style Photoshoots
The Room Issue 15 Features the Yayoi Kusama X Louis Vuitton Collection
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Rose-Themed Digital Galleries
Rose-Themed Digital Galleries
Lancome Paris Creates a Virtual Photo Exhibit for Luminato
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Surreal Sci-Fi Photoshoots
Surreal Sci-Fi Photoshoots
The Harper's Bazaar China Slow Burn Editorial is Dreamlike
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Surreal Single Shade Photoshoots
Surreal Single Shade Photoshoots
The Roxana Enache 'OBSESSIONS' Series is Elegantly Camouflaged
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Surreal Victorian-Inspired Fashion
Surreal Victorian-Inspired Fashion
'Last of the Few' Showcases Eerily Aristocratic Floral Fashion
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Twilight Reverie Photoshoots
Twilight Reverie Photoshoots
The Nicoline Patricia Malina ‘Immaculate Dream’ Series is
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Futuristically Oversized Editorials
Futuristically Oversized Editorials
The Glamour Netherlands June 2013 Shoot Features Quirine Engel
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Quirky Childlike Couture
Quirky Childlike Couture
The Ne-net Spring 2013 Collection Pushes Fashion Boundaries
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Oversized Chic Runways
Oversized Chic Runways
The Thom Browne Fall 2013 Collection Empowers With Exaggeration
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Statuesque Garden Captures
Statuesque Garden Captures
Emre Guven Shoots for the September 2011 Harper's Bazaar Turkey
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Surreal Performative Sculptures
Surreal Performative Sculptures
Love Child by Trisha Holt Cross-Breeds Photos and Models
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Surreal Digitally Enhanced Spreads
Surreal Digitally Enhanced Spreads
The Harper's Bazaar Brazil June 2012 Nunes Editorial is Robotic
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Surreal Ethereal Editorials
Surreal Ethereal Editorials
The W Magazine 'Sweet Escape' Photoshoot Stars a Dreamy Karlie Kloss
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Bombastically Bloated Bridal Dresses
Bombastically Bloated Bridal Dresses
Daisy Balloon Art is Quite an Exquisite Exhibition
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Ninja-Styled Sweatshirts
Ninja-Styled Sweatshirts
The GI Joe Storm Shadow Costume Hoodie is Ready to Fight
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Mixed-Media Lookbooks
Mixed-Media Lookbooks
Prada Fantasy Lookbook FW 2010 Mixes Animation With Models
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Arctic Dreamscape Pictorials
Arctic Dreamscape Pictorials
This ZISKA Harpa Einarsdottir Series is Surreal and Wintry
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Surreal Evocative Portraits
Surreal Evocative Portraits
The Photography by Oleg Oprisco Resembles a Dream
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Surreal Saturated Fashion Stories
Surreal Saturated Fashion Stories
The Roberto Cavalli 'Psychotic Love' Photoshoot is Cinematic
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Metallic Gingham Menswear
Metallic Gingham Menswear
The Spring 2013 Thom Browne Collection Boasts a Surreal Twist
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Fashionable Light Trail Photography
Fashionable Light Trail Photography
This Photoshoot by Atton Conrad Makes Dresses Out of Captured
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Botanical Beauty Photoshoots
Botanical Beauty Photoshoots
My Own Secret Garden by Koty 2 is Part Illustration, Part Photography
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Animalistic Gas Mask Photography
Animalistic Gas Mask Photography
Mask by X-presion Showcases Modern Webbed Beehives
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Director-Inspired Lingerie
Director-Inspired Lingerie
The Marika Vera Spring 2013 Line is Inspired by David Lynch
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4D Fashion Photography
4D Fashion Photography
Two Vintage Designs are Captured in These Four-Dimensional Images
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Psychedelic Fantasy Photoshoots
Psychedelic Fantasy Photoshoots
The Marthe Wiggers Vulture Magazine Editorial is Enchanting
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Flowered Coif Fashion
Flowered Coif Fashion
Lost in Reverie by Kate Edwards is in a Colorful Trance
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Surreal Seaside Shoots
Surreal Seaside Shoots
Matthew Brookes Captures a Child's Wild Spirit
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Surreal Symphony Catwalks
Surreal Symphony Catwalks
The Carlotta Actis Barone Spring/Summer 2013 Runway is Mozart-Inspired
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Theatrical Fairy Tale Designs
Theatrical Fairy Tale Designs
The Rodarte for Don Giovanni Costumes are Breathtaking
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Artistically Surreal Editorials
Artistically Surreal Editorials
Lucid Dreams by Ina Jang is Full of Minimalism and Color
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Avatar-Inspired Luxury Looks
Avatar-Inspired Luxury Looks
Rose Smith and Daga Ziober Go Sci-Fi for Metal #25
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Naturalistic Hipster Photos
Naturalistic Hipster Photos
Louise Boye Andersen is Making Inner City Hipsters’ Dreams A Rea
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Romantic Goth Runways
Romantic Goth Runways
The Chanel Spring Couture 2013 Collection Stuns With Lavish Design
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Whimsical Menswear Editorials
Whimsical Menswear Editorials
'Once Upon a Time' in VMAN is Like a Little Kid's Fairytale
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Surreal Painting-Like Editorials
Surreal Painting-Like Editorials
The Elle Denmark May 2013 Shoot Features Vintage References
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Artistically Surreal Editorials
Artistically Surreal Editorials
The Pop 'The New York Now' Article Stars Model Liya Kebede
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Quirky Statuesque Models
Quirky Statuesque Models
'The Look of Fantasy' Vogue Japan Editorial is Eccentrically Posed
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Ethereal Floating Female Photography
Ethereal Floating Female Photography
The Bence Bakonyi 'Floating Series' Suspends Reality & People
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Surrealist Activewear Campaigns
Surrealist Activewear Campaigns
These RIG Utility Clothing Advertisements are Fantastical
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Feminized Nightgown Runways
Feminized Nightgown Runways
The Mikio Sakabe Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is Flamboyant
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Futuristic Backyard Garden Shoots
Futuristic Backyard Garden Shoots
The Vogue Turkey March 2013 Shoot is Minimalistic and Chic
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Futuristic Fairytale Editorials
Futuristic Fairytale Editorials
The Never Forever Series by Slovakian Artist Becha is Amazing
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Animalistic Eveningwear Ads
Animalistic Eveningwear Ads
The Francesco Scognamiglio Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign is Ethereal
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Cosmetic Surgery-Inspired Editorials
Cosmetic Surgery-Inspired Editorials
The Noi.se 'Pull Yourself Together' Photoshoot is Disturbing
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Sublime Etherealism Captures
Sublime Etherealism Captures
The Magdalena Kimak Beauty Scene Exclusive is Angelic
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Pastel Porcelain Doll Portraits
Pastel Porcelain Doll Portraits
The Cotton Candy L'Officiel Thailand Editorial is Electric Hued
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Tropical Goth Lookbooks
Tropical Goth Lookbooks
The MADE by BitchingAndJunkfood.com Collection Showcases Beach Fantasy
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Motion-Filled Fashion Ads
Motion-Filled Fashion Ads
The Lane Crawford Fall 2012 Campaign is Actively Blurry
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Fantasy Fairy Shoots
Fantasy Fairy Shoots
The Ziv Sade 'Lighter the Air' Editorial is a Magical Experience
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Hallucinatory Sahara Photoshoots
Hallucinatory Sahara Photoshoots
Geometric Desert by Marcos Paulo Piccoli is Brilliantly Blurry
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Surreal Digitalized Photography
Surreal Digitalized Photography
'Misty Mountains' Contributor Magazine Showcases Futuristic Work
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Surreal Symmetry Editorials
Surreal Symmetry Editorials
The Chimaera Faint Magazine Photo Shoot is Avant-Garde
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Exagerated Headdress Photoshoots
Exagerated Headdress Photoshoots
Divided Perception by Photographer Emily Soto is Mesmerizing
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Fanciful Baroque Editorials
Fanciful Baroque Editorials
'Lunatic Dreams' by Maciej Bernas Channels a Victorian Era
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Dreamy Manga-Inspired Editorials
Dreamy Manga-Inspired Editorials
The Lana Del Rey Numero Tokyo Shoot is Full of Fantasy
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Haute Couture Witches
Haute Couture Witches
The 'Black Magic' Zink Magazine Shoot is Magical
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Bedazzled Bold-Browed Beautorials
Bedazzled Bold-Browed Beautorials
The Jackson Zhao 'Deliverance of Envy' Shoot Screams Fun
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Surreal Sci-Fi Photoshoots
Surreal Sci-Fi Photoshoots
Lost Futura by Joel Cartier Stars a Futuristic Jana Gallus
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Theatrically Knitted Apparel
Theatrically Knitted Apparel
The Stine Ladefoged Dramatic Knits Will Bring Your Style to Life
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Mystical Meadow Photography
Mystical Meadow Photography
Nathan Presley Blurs the Line Between Fantasy and Reality
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Gothic Fantasy Fashion
Gothic Fantasy Fashion
The Alice Auaa Spring 2013 Collection is Magically Theatrical
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Kaleidoscopic Fairytale Fashion
Kaleidoscopic Fairytale Fashion
The September L'Officiel China by Michelle Du Xuan Radiates
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Winter Romance Editorials
Winter Romance Editorials
The Toni Garrn and David Chiang Vogue Germany Photoshoot is Fantastical
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Couture Exuberance Editorials
Couture Exuberance Editorials
The Proporcao Vogue Brazil Fashion Story Embraces Excess
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Rabbit Hole Editorials
Rabbit Hole Editorials
'Fantasyland' in Flare April 2010 is a Magical Twist on Tea Parties
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Enchanting Fairy Tale Photography
Enchanting Fairy Tale Photography
This Stunning Series Focuses on Mythical Female Models
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Garbage Bag Gowns
Garbage Bag Gowns
The MISE A SAC Collection Offers Some Recycled Beauty
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Exotic Fantasy Calendars
Exotic Fantasy Calendars
The Martin Grohs Art Agenda is Visually Seductive
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Surreal Holiday-Inspired Photoshoots
Surreal Holiday-Inspired Photoshoots
The W Magazine 'Red Hot' Editorial Stars Marion Cotillard
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Modern Fantasy Captures
Modern Fantasy Captures
The Motherland Chronicles Presents a Modern Adaptation of Myths
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Doily-Dominated Designs
Doily-Dominated Designs
The Valentino Spring 2012 Collection is Stunningly Sweet
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Playful Make-Believe Photography
Playful Make-Believe Photography
Portfolio 2 by Ryan Schude is Filled with Surreal Captures
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Oriental Surrealism Editorials
Oriental Surrealism Editorials
The Net a Dong FTV Indochina Fashion Story Plays With Perception
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Surreal Sweater Collections
Surreal Sweater Collections
MSGM and TOILETPAPER Collaborate to Form Eccentric Jumper Designs
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Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
The Wonderland Couture by Feline Blush Campaign is Magical
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Emotional Elfish Editorials
Emotional Elfish Editorials
Kelly Steffey Brings Out the Best of Nature to Display Its Beauty
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Whimsical Wedding Editorials
Whimsical Wedding Editorials
Marina Danilova Captures Picture-Perfect Brides
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Bizarre Butterfly Beauty Looks
Bizarre Butterfly Beauty Looks
The Dazed & Confused June 2012 Editorial Stars Elza Luijendijk
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Dreamy Underwater Editorials
Dreamy Underwater Editorials
The Sent From Above Beauty Story Features Aquatic Captures
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Soft Vaporous Photoshoots
Soft Vaporous Photoshoots
Marlena Szoka by Benjamin Kanarek Has a Magnificent Mystic Quality
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Fantastical Eastern Editorials
Fantastical Eastern Editorials
The ELLE Canada December 2012 Photoshoot is Romantically Exotic
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Fairytale Queen Fashion
Fairytale Queen Fashion
The Iris Van Herpen 2012 Collection is Fantastically Royal
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Extravagant Absurdist Photography
Extravagant Absurdist Photography
Madame Peripetie Photography is Magic Come to Life
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Gothic Doll-Like Captures
Gothic Doll-Like Captures
Pioneers of Now by Natalie Shau is Dark and Fantastical
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Encrusted Beauty Editorials
Encrusted Beauty Editorials
The PS Magazin 'Shining' Photoshoot is Fantastically Luxurious
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Enchanting Witchcraft Pictorials
Enchanting Witchcraft Pictorials
Jevne Ragnhild Levitates for Marie Claire Italia November 2010
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Mythical Character Creations (UPDATE)
Mythical Character Creations (UPDATE)
The Yu Cheng Hong Character Design Drawings are Beautiful
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Stunning Sci-Fi Fantasy Costumes
Stunning Sci-Fi Fantasy Costumes
This Korean Starcraft Cosplay is a Video Game Costume Marvel
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Riveting Fairytale Photography
Riveting Fairytale Photography
'A Story of Fairies' by Salvador Pozo is Untraditional
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Forest-Inspired Headpieces
Forest-Inspired Headpieces
Ashley Lloyd's Latest Creations are Sensually Nymph-Like
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Surrealist Fashion Collages
Surrealist Fashion Collages
These Anton Bundenko and Jenya Vyguzov Artworks Merge Two Mediums
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